July 2017 Highlights

By the Numbers

37 Reference requests received by Special Collections
62 Bins of books transferred from Weigel Library to Hale Library
133 Active class and research guides
194 Meetings/events hosted by Building Services
593 Documents were delivered to K-Staters by Interlibrary Services
606 Questions answered
735 FAQs viewed
900 Boxes of archival materials reviewed for appraisal or processing by University Archives & Special Collections
1,035 Items were loaned out to other institutions by Interlibrary Services
1,718 Households received the latest publication of the K-State Libraries’ magazine
2,847 Items checked out, returned, or renewed at all K-State Libraries’ Manhattan campus libraries
3,499 Views of course and research guides developed by K-State librarians and staff
8,999 Users visited K-REx
17,224 Individuals visited Hale Library
21,699 New Prairie Press page views
27,805 Scholarly publications downloaded through New Prairie Press
40,112 K-REx page views

Selected accomplishments

The graphic design team installed a new exhibit featuring course reserves by the second floor entrance, as part of the intensive Textbook Affordability Program. This project provides free access to textbooks through K-State Libraries to make college education more affordable.

Building Services staff created additional seating/study space at Hale Library by shifting and removing four ranges of shelving.

Joelle Pitts led a panel for the Teaching & Learning Center’s critical thinking workshop and several Academic Services librarians participated.

Carolyn Hodgson completed an extensive circulation report for Textbook Affordability Program providing the data of how many individual students used the textbooks in each course last year.

Read the full report.